Harare, Zimbabwe (News of the South)-Africa is set to have its first science radio which shall be devoted to the all-round broadcasting of medical science to the one plus billion population on the continent ravaged by a plethora of medical problems.
Called Radio AFCC, the radio was launched in Harare, Zimbabwe during the ongoing Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemistry seminar.
It will broadcast to all the African states.
Speaking at the event the Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa commended ZACB, mandated to co-ordinate it, for the initiative which is ultimately geared towards improved health access.
“Accreditation of 140 laboratories countrywide is an effort which ZACBLM is particularly serious about. The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and African Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine are supporting this Quality Management effort”.
The VP said government was working along the same lines.
“A strong bond was forged between government, and private experts. This was done last year at the 4th Congress of the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine held here”.
“This has continued to grow as the ZACBLM now offering government on a number of national projects which include technical planning for a One Health concept Level 4 Laboratory to be built in Harare to serve both human and animal health”.
“Promotion of STEM Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Maths ZACBLM over the past 12 months developing innovative POC nutritional medicine devices in the management of deadly diseases such as cancer, the viruses involved in cancer namely HIV, HPV,HBV and HHV8”, he said.
The VP said many people are currently dying from very serious diseases as they find it difficult to afford medical care.
He said medical intentions will be embraced by government as they make medical care affordable, available and accessible.0
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